Rebuilding Plans for Overfished Species

Rebuilding Plans for Overfished Species

Although the rebuilding of overfished fish populations has been mandated by law since 1996, there has been mixed success at restoring fish stocks to healthy levels. In advance of the 2006 reauthorization of the Magnuson-Sevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, this project reviewed the rebuilding efforts of U.S. federally-managed fisheries and evaluated changes needed to rebuild depleted fisheries.

Although the rebuilding of overfished fish populations has been mandated by law since 1996, there has been mixed success at restoring fish stocks to healthy levels. In advance of the 2006 reauthorization of the Magnuson-Sevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, this project reviewed the rebuilding efforts of U.S. federally-managed fisheries and evaluated changes needed to rebuild depleted fisheries.

Summary Materials:

Research Series Reports

Lenfest Research Series Report
September, 2006

Lenfest Research Series Report
August, 2006

Fact Sheets:

Lenfest fact sheet
August, 2006

Publications and Reports:

Reports

Wiedenmann, J. and M. Mangel. 2006. A Review of Rebuilding Plans for Overfished Stocks in the United States Identifying Situations of Special Concern.

June, 2006

Swasey, J.H. and A.A. Rosenberg. 2006. An Evaluation of Rebuilding Plans for U.S. Fisheries.

Underlying Lenfest Report
April, 2006

Published Papers

Rosenberg, A.A., J.H. Swasey and M. Bowman. 2006. Rebuilding US fisheries: progress and problems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(6):303-308.
August, 2006

Media:

Press Releases

Fish Populations Continue Decline Ten Years After Passage of Law to Save Stocks

Lenfest in the News
Washington Post article

Recent Work